Wisconsin Lutheran vs. Moline (IL)
This will take place as part of the Kevin Brown Memorial Tournament of Champions in Washington, Ill. Arguably the favorites in Divison 2, Wisconsin Lutheran reloads behind junior(14.1 ppg) — the top ranked junior in the state — senior (13.7 ppg), and senior (8.0 ppg). Moline features a pair of Iowa commits in Brock Harding and Owen Freeman.
Gilbraltar at Kohler
Gibraltar is coming off a somewhat surprising run to the Division 5 semifinals last season despite finishing fifth in their own conference and 19-11 overall. The Vikings lose their leading returning scorer, but feature intriguing 6-foot-7 forward Will Friedenfels, who averaged nine points and eight rebounds per game. A potential sleeper in Division 4, Kohler will rely on its 1-2 punch of junior(12.9 ppg) and Jalen Paul (12.1 ppg). A 12-13 ball club a year ago, Kohler was a relatively young group that now returns four of its top five scorers.
Gale Ettrick-Tremepeleau at Sparta
The junior campaign forbegins on the road. A contender to lead the state in scoring, Schmitz is coming off a sophomore season in which he averaged 30 points and 10 rebounds per game. Sparta was just 4-20 in 2021-22, but reloads behind a pair of double-digit in scorers in senior (15.4 ppg) and junior Thomas Laufenberg (13.2 ppg).
Auburndale at Colby
A pair of 17-win clubs from last season meet in the 2022-23 season opener. Auburndale also won 10 games in a loaded Marawood South Conference last season and returns leading scorer and senior Alex Wilfahrt (12.5 ppg). Colby was just two games out of first place in a very top heavy Cloverbelt East league, but has some question marks heading into the winter without last season’s leading scorer, rebounder, and assist man, Richard Streveler.